Sine theorem

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Revision as of 14:29, 19 March 2014 by Ivan (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

For any triangle in the Euclidean plane with sides $a,b,c$ and opposite angles $A,B,C$, respectively, the equalities

$$\frac{a}{\sin A}=\frac{b}{\sin B}=\frac{c}{\sin C}=2R$$

hold, where $R$ is the radius of the circumscribed circle.


In spherical geometry the sine theorem reads

$$\frac{\sin a}{\sin A}=\frac{\sin b}{\sin B}=\frac{\sin c}{\sin C},$$

and in Lobachevskii geometry:

$$\frac{\sinh a}{\sin A}=\frac{\sinh b}{\sin B}=\frac{\sinh c}{\sin C}.$$


[a1] H.S.M. Coxeter, S.L. Greitzer, "Geometry revisited" , Math. Assoc. Amer. (1975)
How to Cite This Entry:
Sine theorem. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL:
This article was adapted from an original article by Yu.A. Gor'kov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article